Stir Fried Chicken and Pineapple(Make Ahead Meal Starter)

I have an abundance of chicken in my freezer.  I thawed some of the skinless boneless chicken breasts that was in a very large package.  It is the time of the year when things get hectic because of the fall and winter holidays.  This is something I like to do is prepare make ahead meal starters that goes in the freezer.  I like stir fried pineapple chicken over rice and didn’t want to make all of the chicken I had thawed out the same.  I previously posted the chopped suey recipe that I used half of the chicken first.  This is the second half of the chicken being used from that package of chicken breasts.  I added thinly cut carrots and celery to this.  You can what you like before freezing or after thawing.  That is the nice thing about a dish like this because you can make it the way you like it.

Stir Fried Chicken and Pineapple (Make Ahead Meal Starter)

  • Servings: 4 servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 2 large chicken breast
  • dash of salt and pepper to season the chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • oil for frying
  • 1/2 red sweet pepper cut in pieces
  • 1/2 yellow sweet pepper cut in pieces
  • 1 can pineapple chunks with juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water

Directions:

Cut chicken breasts in 1/2 inch slices and finish cutting the strips in half.  Place in a bowl and season with salt pepper. Beat and egg in a small bowl. Add to the chicken and stir to cover all the pieces.  Add flour to the mixture and mix with clean hands until all the pieces are coated.

In a wok or skillet add enough oil (about inch and half) to heat.  When oil is hot drop pieces of chicken in oil to fry until golden.  Drain on a paper towel.  Remove almost all the oil from the pan and return to heat.  Add cut peppers and sauté for 30 seconds.  Add pineapple with juice and water.  Bring to a boil.  In a small dish mix corn starch with 1 tablespoon of water. Stir until smooth.  Add to boiling mixture and cook until thickened.  Add fried chicken pieces and coat.  Cool and freeze in a container or baggie.

To serve just thaw and heat.  Other vegetables can be added if desired.  Serve over hot cooked rice.

9 Comments Add yours

    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thanks. I am freezing meat balls right now. I cooked them before I went to bed last night. I planned spaghetti for supper yesterday and thawed out ground meat to do more meat balls then what was needed. I baked them while I was doing dishes. I just put them in the refrigerator over night and bagged them up this morning. These food projects are inspiring me to look at what I have on hand and all the possibilities in making meal planning easier. Something else, the quart bags if laid flat while freezing actually is more efficient way of using freezer space than the three different sized packages of ground meat.

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  1. This is a great idea. Buying and cooking larger batches and using the freezer is a wonderful way to have “fast food” at home with the benefits of being a lot healthier than you would probably find elsewhere, and even faster. This recipe is very similar to one I make now and then except we add a sour element (sherry vinegar) to it to round out the sweetness. Quick and healthy!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      You are right about it being healthier because you know what has gone into it. The sauce is basic ingredients without additives. Also you will be using it faster then you think, because there is also lazy days when you just don’t feel like cooking.

      Thank you for commenting.

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  2. Sheryl says:

    What a great idea! It would be wonderful to be able to quickly create a tasty meal on busy days.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      It only takes a little longer to make twice as much for a future meal. Chili, spaghetti sauce and soup are also meals that freeze really well. We don’t think about making meals ahead. I started thinking more about it because I didn’t have the money to do take out and realized I needed to have a few things ready to grab and heat.

      Thanks for stopping in.

      Like

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